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King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse

by Dori Butler
illustrated by Nancy Meyers

A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery.

King and Kayla are playing fetch with their friends, Jillian and Thor.  Jillian throws King’s favorite ball too hard, and now it’s gone missing! King and Kayla must put together the clues to figure out where it went—and who has it.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-879-0
Publication Date: 9/1/2017
Page count: 48
Size: 6″ x 9″
Age Range: 7 – 9
Language: English
F&P: L, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: 390L
Themes: Dogs, Friendship, Investigation
BISAC 1: JUV028000 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
BISAC 2: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
BISAC 3: JUV043000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Beginner

Reviews

“Confusion, mischief, and silliness abound. Kids who don’t always have the vocabulary to express themselves will sympathize with this waggish pup and his earnest desire to be understood by his human.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Budding detectives will have the benefit of both King’s discoveries and Kayla’s reasoning as they piece together the clues…. A welcome addition to collections supporting the transition from picture books to chapter books, this title will appeal to both dog lovers and mystery buffs.” —School Library Journal

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Meet the Author

Dori Butler

Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of over fifty works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers. She has also published stories for children in magazines such as Highlights for Children, Cricket, Spider, Children’s Digest, and Child Life. Butler is the children’s book review columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. She lives in Iowa. You can visit her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Nancy Meyers is a graphic designer and illustrator and the proud owner of Sullivan, golden-doodle extraordinaire! She lives in Minnesota. You can visit her website here.